West Coast Vancouver Island North


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 30 November 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55 this afternoon then diminishing to south 25 to 35 this evening. Wind backing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight then diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 25 to 35 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain beginning early this afternoon.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 4 metres building to 5 to 7 this afternoon then subsiding to 3 to 4 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 30 November 2015
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 30 November 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 30 November 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday departing frontal system located over
the North Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 1000 mb located southwest of Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight departing low 1004 mb located off the
Central Coast.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying frontal system located
over Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located over Vancouver

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 30 November 2015 A north to south aligned front over Bowie will remain
quasi-stationary through this afternoon, then shift eastward through
the North Coast tonight. Meanwhile, a 1000 millibar low southwest
Of Explorer will track northeastward to lie off Cape Scott this

Strong to gale force southeasterlies will prevail over most
Waters ahead of the front and low today. Storm force southeasterlies
will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island and off the
Central Coast this afternoon as the low approaches.

On Tuesday, another frontal system will move through the South Coast
bringing gale to storm force southeasterlies, while winds remain
mostly moderate to strong southerly over the north.

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